More than any other menu component, your background sets the tone. It provides the look and atmosphere that defines the entire menu screen, and choosing a new background can add a unique twist to an existing theme.
Using a graphics file as a backdrop is a lot easier than using a video as a backdrop. You don’t have to think about timing and loops, and you don’t have to worry about how the motion will interact with your buttons and drop zones.
It’s incredibly easy to change the backdrop for a particular menu screen: Just drag any graphics file directly onto the existing background. (Avoid dropping it onto a button or a drop zone.) You can drag a JPEG file, for example, right out of the Finder, out of iPhoto if it’s open, or out of the Photos pane of the Customize drawer.
iDVD instantly sets the image as your new menu background.
If you’d rather cover up any existing drop zones, replacing the background with a single image, drag a graphics file into the Background well, identified in Figure 22-2.
Both of the preceding techniques change only the currently displayed menu screen. To apply the change to all menu screens, choose Advanced → Apply Theme To Project.
Figure 22-2. In the Customize drawer, click the Settings button. Drag a graphics file into ...